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Old 02-09-08, 01:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Linux noob Kubuntu

When your rig is posting you'll see GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) loading. Hit escape, choose 'recovery console' and hit enter to boot. When you have your command line, type -minus quotes- "sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf"

Your xorg.conf file will come up. ctrl+v scrolls down, ctrl+y scrolls up. Look for this section.
Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation G80 [GeForce 8800 GTS]"
Driver "nvidia"
Yours will probably say "nv" where mine says "nvidia". Using your arrow keys, backspace and all, change that to read "vesa". If it says "vesa" change it to "nv".

ctrl+o to save, hit enter to write, then ctrl+x to exit nano.

Back at the command prompt type "exit". this will bring you from the recovery console to your login, hopefully with a desktop. If it does, reboot, make sure X (your graphical desktop) comes up.

Post back with results and we'll take it from there.
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